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JAN
31

Green Series: Just Soil: Getting the Lead Out

Thu, Jan 31   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Leonard, Auditorium

Adults bpl presents environment green series

Lead is a poison that perhaps contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire and has recently damaged many lives in Flint, Michigan and other urban areas. Any exposure to lead is toxic particularly for children, and its harmful effects seem to fall...

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Green Series: Just Soil: Getting the Lead Out

FEB
2

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

Sat, Feb 2   7:00 pm to 7:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl presents

AN ALL-NIGHT MARATHON of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music.

Join us and be a part of this FREE 12-HOUR EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, featuring top philosophers and intellectuals from around the world.

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A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

FEB
4

All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

Mon, Feb 4   6:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents business film

Eight years ago Occupy Wall Street seized NYC’s financial center and captured the world’s attention in a demonstration of the democratic process.  Today the right to assemble, to earn a fair wage, and to speak the truth is more...

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All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

FEB
6

Philosophy in the Library: Ethan Hallerman on the Extended Self

Wed, Feb 6   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents philosophy in the library

In Philosophy in the Library, philosophers from around the country discuss the great questions and generate discussions with our audience. In February, we hear from Ethan Hallerman. None of us today can avoid reflecting on the way our...

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Philosophy in the Library: Ethan Hallerman on the Extended Self

FEB
10

Classical Interludes: Min Xiao-Fen + Alan Chan present “Moon Walk”- New York Debut

Sun, Feb 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen who plays solo Monk tunes collaborates with gifted LA-based composer Alan Chan to explore new jazz through their new project Moon Walk, with inspiration drawn from the story of the goddess of the Moon Chang'e and...

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Classical Interludes: Min Xiao-Fen + Alan Chan present “Moon Walk”- New York Debut

FEB
12

From Score to Speculative Lit

Tue, Feb 12   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

From Score to Speculative Lit with Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Writer Anaïs Duplan

This creative writing workshop, led by artist-in-residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed and writer/Afrofuturist Anaïs Duplan, begins with fragments of text...

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From Score to Speculative Lit

FEB
13

The Review Panel

Wed, Feb 13   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

FEB
14

Percent for Art Info Session

Thu, Feb 14   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents

Attention Artists!

Want to learn more about how the City commissions public art for civic spaces?

Join us for this information Session to learn about how to submit proposals for Percent for Art projects at...

Percent for Art Info Session

FEB
17

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Feb 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola), Roberta Cooper (cello), and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major and Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 as well as selections by Lev Zhurbin.

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

FEB
18

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

Mon, Feb 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg...

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

FEB
24

Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

Sun, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire that range from commissions...

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Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

FEB
28

Score Goes Pop!

Thu, Feb 28   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Score goes Pop! with Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed & Morgan Bassichis

Come make a pop song! This workshop, led by Kameelah Janan Rasheed and guest artist Morgan Bassichis, interprets found text from the exhibition Scoring the Stacks...

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Score Goes Pop!

MAR
10

From Score to Choreography

Sun, Mar 10   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

From Score to Choreography with Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed & brASS Burlesque

This text-to-dance workshop, led by artist-in-residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed and guest members of brASS burlesque, interprets found language from the...

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From Score to Choreography

Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

Sun, Mar 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

PUBLIQuartet’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.

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Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

MAR
17

Classical Interludes: JP Jofre

Sun, Mar 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The award-winning bandoneon player and composer performs original pieces.

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Classical Interludes: JP Jofre

MAR
23

Artist Walk with Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Sat, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

(Rain date March 30, 2019)

Starting location: Front Steps of Brooklyn Museum’s Plaza on Eastern Parkway

Join the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library for a community walk with artist and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed...

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Artist Walk with Kameelah Janan Rasheed

MAR
24

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Sun, Mar 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A presentation of devotional music from around the world and throughout history.

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Classical Interludes: ETHEL

MAR
31

Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Fields

Sun, Mar 31   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Bleckmann is joined by Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis.

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Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Fields

APR
4

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

Thu, Apr 4   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Reception to follow in Dweck Lobby

The culminating event to the participatory exhibition and public program Scoring the Stacks, Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed reflects on what the project has produced and on how...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

APR
7

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

Sun, Apr 7   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Spektral Quartet reveals the hidden nuances of the classic string quartet repertoire while opening the door to the visionary music of our day.

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall Citywide.

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

APR
14

Classical Interludes: PhiloSonia

Sun, Apr 14   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Two larger-than-life works inspired by Scripture, Spiritual freedom, the nature of time and redemption from suffering : Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

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Classical Interludes: PhiloSonia

APR
28

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

Sun, Apr 28   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A program of Eduard Morike.

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Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

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